Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Countdown Clock

While building my school's website, I wanted to add a countdown clock for the reunion.

Did you know there are a LOT of free countdown clocks out there? I think I looked at about 20 before I found one I liked.

Many don't allow you to change the size of the clock, which was a problem for me, since it couldn't be wider than 150px. I also understand that free widgets like this usually come with a link back to the site that provided it. That's fine, but not if the link overshadows the countdown clock. That's just tacky.

I finally found one I like at:
It uses flash instead of java, looks cool, and the free one can be customized to a degree. You can pay for the clock and open up more customizable options, but for me the free one works nicely.

Here's what my clock looks like:

Here's a direct link for you to get one for your site:
Click Download Now to customize and get the code.

I've added a link under Blog Bling in the sidebar so you can find it again when you need it.

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